Rock festival

  1. Radiohead Headlines, Onda Vaga Lights Up 16th Annual Fuji Rock Festival

    August 08, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Fuji Rock Festival has had one of its most heavily attended editions in years, and it was sunny and warm to boot. The three-day fest held at a ski resort on Mt. Naeba in Niigata prefecture, Japan had seen significant rain every year since 2003 but ...

  2. Japan's Fuji Rock Fest -- Featuring Radiohead, Stone Roses and Many Other Brits -- Kicks Off Friday

    July 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The granddaddy of all the modern Japanese rock fest, Fuji Rock, is hosting a line-up that seems influenced by the London Olympics, which start on the same day. Skip To Bottom The 16th annual Fuji Rock Festival, which starts Friday and runs through ...

  3. Pukkelpop Music Festival to Return Despite Stage Collapse

    October 18, 2011 1:06 PM EDT Pukkelpop, the Belgian music festival hit by tragedy this year when a sudden storm killed five people, will return in 2012. On the festival website organizers confirmed the 27th edition of the pop fest will be held August 16-18. This year, the thr ...

  4. Three Questions With Mike Martinovich, My Morning Jacket Manager

    May 19, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Mike Martinovich manages My Morning Jacket, known for its epic performances at rock festivals. With their newest studio record, the critically acclaimed "Circuital," coming at the end of this month on ATO Records, MMJ will be hitting the ...

  5. Goldenvoice Releases Record-Breaking Numbers for Coachella, Big 4, Stagecoach Festivals

    May 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Three mega-events in the California desert represent a remarkable accomplishment for California promoter Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary headed by Paul Tollett that, over the course of two weeks, produced three major festivals at the Empire Polo G ...

  6. New Orleans Jazz Fest Thrives Despite Competition

    May 04, 2011 7:36 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A sea of flowered shirts, colorful tank tops and straw hats sways to an infectious beat under a searing blue sky. Artists ranging from Bon Jovi to New Orleans jazz singer John Boutte pump tunes on multiple stages as an exub ...

  7. Love Parade Follow-Up: Why Little Has Changed in German Concert Industry

    March 21, 2011 11:41 AM EDT 's Love Parade: Many German concert promoters believe the industry is sufficiently regulated. (Photo: Getty Images) Very little has changed in Germany's concert industry since the tragic events of July 24, 2010 when 21 people died an ...

  8. Sonisphere Festivals Draw More Than 700,000

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sonisphere Festival, which visited 11 countries across Europe this summer, had a total attendance of more than 700,000 across 19 dates, according to the organizers. The rock festival benefited from a line-up that included the big four of metal - M ...

  9. Colombia's Rock al Parque Fest Set For July 3-5

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 bands will play the 16th annual Rock al Parque fest in Bogotá, Colombia, July 3-5, which is billed as the largest free-admission rock fest in Latin America. The festival last year drew over 320,000 attendees over a three-day span. Thi ...

  10. 'Guitar Hero,' Ticket Bundle For Metallica Fest

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the inaugural Sonisphere Festival in the U.K. are offering a deal on a ticket and game bundle that will allow Metallica fans to pre-order "Guitar Hero: Metallica" at a discounted rate. An offer for free coach travel to the ...

  11. Sonisphere Fest Launches Deposit Scheme

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New rock festival Sonisphere has launched a deposit scheme for its U.K. event at Knebworth on Aug. 1 and 2. Metallica and Linkin Park will headline the 60,000-capacity festival. Organizers said they were inspired by the success of the Glastonbury ...

  12. Weezer, Fall Out Boy For Fuji Rock 2009

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT International acts Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Franz Ferdinand are among the first acts confirmed for headline slots at this year's Fuji Rock Festival, Japan's leading annual outdoor music event. The 13th edition of the festival will take p ...

  13. U.K. Festivals Reveal Latest Additions

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A number of high profile U.K. events have confirmed more major acts for the 2009 summer festival season, including Scotland's T in the Park and the Isle of Wight festival. Newcomers to the T in the Park line-up include the Killers as headline ...

  14. Festival Republic Plans Heavenly Event

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the U.K. promoter behind the Leeds and Reading festivals, is part of a group planning a new outdoor event for 2009 called Heavenly Planet. Although still awaiting local-authority approval, the organizers believe the new festival ...

  15. Cocker To Headline New Israel Fest

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Israel has a new summer festival. Organizers have booked Joe Cocker to headline the inaugural Gilboa Co-existence Festival, which begins Aug. 26 at the 6,000-capacity Charod Springs Amphitheatre in the Gilboa municipality of northern Israel. The t ...

  16. Jordan Opens Up To Live Biz

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Middle Eastern Kingdom of Jordan will host a month-long music and arts festival this summer. Mika, Diana Krall and Placido Domingo are just some of the artists confirmed to play the Jordan Festival, to be held July 8-Aug. 9 at Amman Petra, in ...

  17. Holland's Arrow Rock Fest Relocates

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Netherlands' Arrow Rock Festival is on the move. After four years sited at Lichtenvoorde, near the Dutch/German border, the Live Nation Holland-organized event is relocating to Biddinghuizen, in the center of Holland. The Biddinghuizen si ...

  18. South Korea Warms Up For Summer Fest

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a summer music festival this year. Organized by local promoter Yellow Nine Entertainment, the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place July 28-30 on After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a su ...

  19. South Korea Warms Up For Summer Fest

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a summer music festival this year. Organized by local promoter Yellow Nine Entertainment, the 2006 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place July 28-30 on After a seven-year hiatus, South Korea has a su ...

  20. Utsick, 3-D Partner For Locobazooka

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hard-rock fest to expand, tour. Hard-rock fest to expand, tour. News ...